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| Feb 5, 2016

Nikkei closes below 17,000 on higher yen

Stocks retreated for the fourth straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, with the benchmark Nikkei average closing below 17,000 for the first time in almost two weeks, pressured by the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei slumped 225.40 points, or 1.32 percent, to ...

| Feb 4, 2016

Stocks fall further as yen climbs

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, dragged down by the yen’s ascent against the dollar. The Nikkei average fell 146.26 points, or 0.85 percent, to close at 17,044.99. On Wednesday, it dived 559.43 points. The Topix ended down 17.46 points, ...